Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

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Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby frequentflyer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:58 pm

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Re: Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby mtuandrew » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:18 pm

N-S must really be hurting to not bid, they should essentially own this contract.
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Re: Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby Milwaukee_F40C » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:18 pm

I thought Metra was already having N-S build more new cars through an option order from VRE. What ever became of that? It is too bad N-S has had all these problems in the U.S. market. They should have been the best option for Metra just to keep things simpler. Why not build the cars overseas again?
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Re: Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby eolesen » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 am

N-S is closing down Rochelle, which is why they didn't bid.

It's likely we may see single level cars and possibly DMU's on some of the lower density lines...
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Re: Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby mtuandrew » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:38 pm

eolesen wrote:N-S is closing down Rochelle, which is why they didn't bid.

It's likely we may see single level cars and possibly DMU's on some of the lower density lines...

Why do you say that? Metra has never used DMUs and hasn't used single-level cars for forty years.
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